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US relations damaged by Washington's links to Kurdish militias: Turkey

Turkey's Prime Minister on Friday said the obvious links between the US-backed Kurdish People`s Protection Units (YPG) and the founder of the Kurdistan Workers` Party (PKK), is the cause of great damage to his country`s relationship with Washington.

Oct 21, 2017, 09:29 AM IST

Turkey kills 99 Kurdish militants in latest operations: Military

"Ninety-nine terrorists have been neutralised. One is in the so-called leading ranks," it said.

Sep 09, 2017, 19:29 PM IST

Turkey detains 44 people suspected of planning terror attacks

A Turkish official says 44 people suspected of planning terror attacks linked to Kurdish militants have been detained in police operations, including suspects in two separate Istanbul attacks last year.

Jul 13, 2017, 15:49 PM IST

Five suspected ISIS jihadists killed in central Turkish's Konya

"During the operation, the five terrorists were neutralised after they resisted armed force, and four security forces were lightly injured," the governor's office said in a statement.

Jul 12, 2017, 14:38 PM IST

Turkish military says kills 6 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq

Turkey's military killed six members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in air strikes in northern Iraq on Thursday, the army said in a statement.

Jun 01, 2017, 15:33 PM IST

Turkey ready to retaliate against any threats from Syrian Kurdish forces, warns Erdogan

Turkey is ready to retaliate if it faces a threat from the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and will not shirk from launching a military campaign if need be, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.

May 18, 2017, 23:41 PM IST

Turkey detains 26 people after car bomb blamed on PKK

Turkish authorities on Saturday blamed Kurdish militants for a car bombing which rocked the southeastern province of Sanliurfa, close to the Syrian border, and detained 26 people in connection with the attack.

Feb 18, 2017, 15:53 PM IST

Turkey detains 600 over alleged links to Kurdish militants

Turkish police have detained more than 600 people over alleged links to Kurdish militants in the past two days, state media said on Tuesday, a crackdown the pro-Kurdish parliamentary party said was aimed at sidelining it ahead of an April referendum.

Feb 14, 2017, 15:06 PM IST

Suspected Kurdish militants kill two in car bombing in Turkey's Izmir

Suspected Kurdish militants clashed with police and detonated a car bomb in western Turkey on Thursday after their vehicle was stopped at a checkpoint, killing a police officer and a court employee, officials said.

Jan 06, 2017, 00:07 AM IST

Turkey's Erdogan Tayyip blames Kurdish militants after car bomb kills 13, wounds 55

The blast, a week after deadly twin bombing targeted police in Istanbul, is likely to further outrage a public angered by a series of attacks this year - several claimed by Kurdish militants, others by Islamic State - and a failed coup in July.

Dec 17, 2016, 17:44 PM IST

Car bomb explodes in Turkey's Kayseri; 13 soldiers killed, dozens wounded

Thirteen Turkish soldiers were killed and 48 wounded on Saturday after a car bomb exploded near public bus in the central Turkish city of Kayseri, reports said.

Dec 17, 2016, 14:18 PM IST

Blast in southern Turkey kills two, injures 16: Official

Turkey has been on high alert since 2015 after a series of attacks blamed on Kurdish militants and Islamic State jihadists.

Nov 24, 2016, 12:39 PM IST

Turkish police detain mayor of southeastern city Van

Turkish police detained the mayor of the southeastern city of Van on Thursday, security sources said, a day after arresting two other mayors in the region in a crackdown targeting politicians accused of links to Kurdish militants.

Nov 17, 2016, 13:44 PM IST

Turkey staged deadly strikes on Syrian Kurdish militants near Aleppo: Report

The Turkish military said its warplanes struck Syrian Kurdish militia targets in northern Syria, claiming to have killed up to 200 militants, state media said on Thursday.

Oct 20, 2016, 13:18 PM IST

Truck bomb kills 18 in Turkey

"The attack was perpetrated by a suicide bomber who detonated a van (packed) with five tonnes of explosives," Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said.

Oct 10, 2016, 02:00 AM IST

Turkey PM vows retaliation after 'vile' Cizre attack

Turkey on Friday vowed to retaliate after a suicide truck bombing by suspected Kurdish militants in the southeastern town of Cizre, which killed at least 11 police officers.

Aug 26, 2016, 16:17 PM IST

Five Turkish soldiers killed in PKK attack

Five Turkish soldiers were killed today in an attack blamed on Kurdish militants in the restive southeast of the country, a local security source said.

Aug 10, 2016, 15:45 PM IST

Nine injured in car bomb explosion in southeast Turkey: Report

The explosion occurred close to housing for courthouse employees in the town of Ovacik, in Tunceli province, Anadolu Agency reported.

Jun 13, 2016, 19:01 PM IST

One Turkish soldier, two PKK militants killed in clashes: Army

One soldier and two Kurdish rebels were killed in clashes today in Turkey's restive southeast, the Turkish army said.

May 14, 2016, 19:47 PM IST

Eight Turkey troops killed in army operations against PKK

Six Turkish soldiers were killed on Friday in a clash with Kurdish militants in the southeast of the country while two more lost their lives when a military helicopter sent to the scene crashed, the army said.

May 13, 2016, 12:45 PM IST